If I ever go to war Mom,
Please don’t be afraid,
There are some things I must do,
To keep the promise I made.
I’m sure there will be some heartache,
And I know that you’ll cry tears,
But your daughter is a Marine now; Mom,
There is nothing you should fear.
If I ever go to war Dad,
I know that you’ll be strong,
But you won’t have to worry,
Cause you taught me right from wrong.
You kept me firmly on the ground,
Yet still taught me how to fly,
Your daughter is a Marine now Dad,
I love you Semper Fi!
If I ever go to war Bro,
There are some things I want to say,
You’ve always had my back,
And I know it’s my time to repay.
You’ll always be my daybreak,
Through all of life’s dark clouds,
Your sister’s a Marine now, Bro,
I promise I’ll make you proud.
If I ever go to war my Friends,
We’ll never be apart,
Though we may not meet again,
I’ll hold you in my heart.
Remember all the times we had,
Don’t let your memories cease,
Your friend is a Marine now, Dear Friend,
And I’ll die to bring you peace.
And when I go to heaven,
And I see that pearly gate,
I’ll gladly decline entrance,
Then stand my post and wait.
I’m sorry Sir I can’t come in,
I’m sort of in a bind,
You see I’m still a Marine Sir,
So I can’t leave them behind.